What could be better than building wedding inspiration from a completely clean slate? Danfredo Photos + Films and Kate Farley Design put together this styled shoot with industrial white brick walls and a keen eye for modern organic style that inspires us for wedding decor as much as it does for our homes!
From the event designer, Kate of Kate Farley Design: The style direction for the sweetheart table design borrowed heavily from my own personal home style. Having a busy life, I strive for simplicity, minimalism and functionality in my every day life which is what Scandinavian design is all about. Danielle of Danfredo Photos + Films was just a perfect match when looking for a photographer because she has the same design style in her own home, so we paired up to make an awesome team. Keeping true to the aesthetic, we created a tablescape that incorporated loads of natural elements such as wood, leather, wool, copper, marble, antlers and skulls, metal, furs, hides and natural greens.
We chose Maggpie Vintage Rentals’ White Whitman table for its sleek design and light color combination of natural wood and white metal legs. The white Lincoln chairs were a perfect match to the clean lines of the table. The rest was a careful curation of items from our own personal homes and Maggpie’s amazing collection. Rather than having an over the top design laden with florals, we decided to take the word sweetheart table literally and create a centerpiece with an assortment of miniature cakes made by Saylormade for a minimalist and functional tablescape. The textural cakes were topped greens such as jasmine vine and button ferns placed atop marble cake stands and slabs. We used square marble chargers, rose gold flatware and copper moscow mules for the table setting and added a small copper pot filled with ferns which created a beautiful contrast on top of the light natural wood top of the table.
Because it’s the sweetheart table, where the bride and groom sit, we executed a design that utilized the entire area, rather than just the table to express the significance of the table. We created a backdrop of wool yarn in white and cream colors, strung from a copper pole. We softened up the lines with a lush green garland. To counterbalance the garland, we brought a styling to the bottom left corner using Maggpie’s leather pouf, plants, candles, skulls, the wedding date in vintage metal numbers and placed the table number in a simple white frame designed by Papertree Studio.
Lovely Bride provided a gorgeously sleek and sexy Nicole Miller gown that was perfectly simple with a touch of adornment with small gems at the bust line. The shoes were nude, the hair and make up done by Sulimay’s Urban Salon was kept clean, yet sexy for understated sophistication. The bridal bouquet only utilized orchids, jasmine vines, plumosa vines and white tulips. Keeping the recipe simple in number of items holds true to the Scandinavian style with an added organic flair with a cascade of soft vines to keep the lines of the bride from getting too stark. The gown’s deep v neck design speaks volumes by itself, so we selected a gorgeous copper bracelet design by Brooke at West Village Tribe.